I have been a long time fan of Sabbath. I remember the elation of finding Paranoid on cassette at a record store. Absolutely love the Sacred Bones compilation of these classic songs.
Favorite track: Supernaut.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of both the self-titled Black Sabbath album and 'Paranoid,' Sacred Bones is proud to present 'What Is This That Stands Before Me?', a compilation of Sabbath covers recorded by artists from across our roster. Black Sabbath stands at the crossroads of every Sacred Bones employee and artist's musical taste, and it was a great pleasure for us to work together to reimagine some of their most beloved songs. Here you'll find Sabbath through the filter of the post-Soviet darkwave of Molchat Doma, the experimental folk of Hilary Woods, the laid-back psych of Moon Duo, and a half dozen more genres besides. Satan's coming 'round the bend.
released May 1, 2020
Cover photo by Kevin Faulkner.
All songs mastered by James Plotkin, except "Warning," mastered by Dean Hurley.
All songs originally written and recorded by Black Sabbath.
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What a fuckin record! Boris has gone from sludgy doom to drone to trippy psych to shimmery indie pop, but with NO they present the listener with a pretty straight crossover punk record! Pop it in in place of Anthrax one of these days and be amazed. Levrikon
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Nadler and Brodsky's take on this pair of 80's staples ramps up the drama, effectively transforming and revitalizing both songs with an impressive cinematic quality that transcends their Pop music roots.
Totally awesome... rikm